59 Club – The 60th Anniversary Album


Celebrate the historic 60th Anniversary of the 59 Club with the official 59 Club CD album release from Veetone Records, featuring 30 rock n roll classics and rarities, all originally issued on UK labels in the 1950’s and early 60’s.

When the Reverend Bill Shergold rode his motorbike across London in 1962 to the iconic Ace Cafe, he had one goal in mind, to try and entice some likeminded motorcyclists to join his youth club based in Hackney.  Little did he realise that he was laying the foundations for what was to become the largest and most famous motorcycle club in the world!

As a motorcycle enthusiast himself, Father Bill set out to recruit the Ton-Up Boys into his youth club.  They had found a home at the iconic Ace Cafe on London’s Old North Circular Road, an all-night cafe with a great jukebox and large car park where riders could gather.

The 30 track CD album, ” The 59 Club – 60th Anniversary Collection”,  with it’s enclosed Link Magazine style 8 page copiously illustrated colour booklet, features 30 original UK 7” issue recordings by artists including Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Duffy Power, Jack Scott, Frankie Ford, Johnny Carroll, Dion, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Haley, Carl Perkins, Tommy Sands, Billy Fury, Vince Taylor plus many more.

This is the soundtrack of the Ton Up era, the subsequent Rocker culture, and of the establishing of the club that welcomed motorcyclists, the now legendary, 59 Club!


The 59 Club – 60th Anniversary Collection

1. Glad All Over (London HLS 8527) 1957  Carl Perkins

2. Go, Go, Go (Hillbilly Rock – London EP RE-S1089) 1957 Roy Orbison

3. I’m Changing All Those Changes (Buddy Holly No. 2 EP OE 9457) 1959 Buddy Holly

4. Wild Wild Women (Brunswick 05580) 1956 Johnny Carroll

5. Strange Desire (Capitol CL 15216) 1961 Jack Scott

6. Brand New Cadillac (Parlophone – UK – R 4539) 1959 Vince Taylor And His Playboys

7. I Can Tell (HMV Pop 1088) 1962 Johnny Kidd & The Pirates

8. Somethin’ Else (London HLU 8944) 1959 Eddie Cochran

9. Ooby-Dooby (London RES 1089) 1957 Roy Orbison

10. Lonesome Train (Vogue Coral Q 72227) 1957  Johnny Burnette

11. High School Confidential HLS 8780 (London HLS 8780) Jerry Lee Lewis

12. Five Days, Five Days (Capitol CL 14722) 1957 Gene Vincent And His Blue Caps

13. A New Kind Of Lovin’ (Decca F 11418) 1962  Eden Kane

14. Don’t Jump (Decca – Billy Fury No.2 EP DFE 6699) 1962  Billy Fury

15. Your True Love (Columbia DB 4002) 1957  Terry Wayne

16. Mighty Mighty Man (London HLE 8793) 1959  Bobby Darin

17. Two Hound Dogs (Brunswick 05453 18) 1955  Bill Haley & His Comets

18. Rockin’ Red Wing (Warner Bros. WB 10) 1960  Sammy Masters

19. Sea Cruise (London 45-HL 8850) 1959 Frankie Ford

20. I’m a Man (Decca F 11184) 1959 Mort Shuman

21. Dizzy Miss Lizzie (Columbia – Rockin’ With Ronnie – No. 2 EP ESG 7795) 1960 Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks

22. Hey Baby (You´re Pretty) (Top Rank JAR 119) 1959 Gary Mills

23. You Ain’t Treatin’ Me Right (Parlophone R 4279) 1957  Mac Curtis

24. Wild Cat (Capitol CL 15115) 1960 Gene Vincent

25. The Wanderer (HMV POP 971) 1962 Dion

26. I Want A New Girl Now (Mercury AMT 1084) 1960  Ben Hewitt

27. I’ve Got Nobody (Fontana H 302) 1961   Duffy Power

28. Blue Ribbon Baby (Capitol CL 14925) 1958  Tommy Sands

29. This Is the Night (Decca – Terry Dene Number 1 EP DFE 6507) 1958  Terry Dene

30. My Babe (London HLP 8738) 1958  Ricky Nelson